How to Make Homemade Rice Milk

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon


Plant-based milk in the grocery is expensive and costly and the amount of pure natural ingredients are limited only. These plant-based milk like rice milk  that comes in tetra pack that you can find at the grocery shelf has a lot of water which is about 70-80% and the only pure milk is 20-30%.

Better make your own plant-based milk like rice milk made of brown rice. Truly rewarding for your health since it is natural with no artificial additives.


What you need

1 cup brown rice

1 cup water for soaking



  1. Wash and clean properly the brown rice.
  2. Using ceramic bowl, soak a cup of brown rice using a cup of water overnight. You can leave it on the kitchen counter or put in the fridge. Soaking the rice overnight will make the grain softer.
  3. After soaking, wash the brown rice again, then drain.
  4. Put the brown rice in the blender and add a cup of clean drinking water.You can make the ratio 1:1 or 1:2 depending on how thick you want the milk is.
  5. Puree the brown rice until the rice grain becomes too tiny like paste.
  6. Bring out muslin or cheesecloth to drain the milk.
  7. Fridge the milk to chill or you can drink it straight from the glass. This can last 3-4 days in the fridge.


Use muslin or cheesecloth to separate rice milk from the solids.


Do not throw the rice pulp, you can use it for congee or in sweet potato in coconut milk as thickener.


You can use homemade rice milk in making macaroni soup, pancakes and other desserts.



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